Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th 

September 2024

Programme/Clár 2024

Tickets will be available from June 2024. Programmes for previous years are available by clicking on 'Programme & Tickets' and 'Archive'

Thursday 5th September

Matt Molloy's Yard Bar

. 8.30 - 9.30pm

A coming together of musical worlds: Contemporary Irish traditional music with classical overtones.

Moynihan (voice, violin, uilleann pipes & guitar)

Tickets: €10

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Friday 6th September

Westport House

Wine Reception (with a complimentary wine/soft drink)

. 7.00pm

Opening Chamber Music Concert

. 8 - 10pm

Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin K. 304
Hugh Tinney (piano) and Sophia Jaffé (violin)

Schubert: Impromptu D935, No.3 in Bb Major
Leon McCawley (piano)

Richard Dubugnon: La Minute Exquise
Wu Qian (piano) and Mia Cooper (violin)

Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
Sitkovetsky Trio with Mia Cooper (violin), Sarah McElravy (viola) and José-Franch-Ballester (clarinet)


Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major
Simply Quartet with Leon McCawley (piano)

Tickets: €60

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Saturday 7th September

Westport Town Hall Theatre

. 11am - 12pm

Next Generation Artists: Sonic Quartet featuring undergraduate students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music

Puccini - Crisantemi
Philip Glass - String Quartet No. 2 ‘Company’
Prokofiev - String Quartet No. 2 'Kabardinian'

Tickets: €15. Free Admission for Students & Under 18's

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Matt Molloy's Yard Bar

. 2 - 3pm

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello. Showcasing a selection from this unique work, this performance also features a conversation with festival Artistic Director, Catherine Leonard.  
Isang Enders (cello) and Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin)

Free Admission

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Westport Town Hall Theatre

. 6 - 6.30pm

Concert from the Balcony: José Franch-Ballester (clarinet)

A return for our popular outdoor concert from the balcony of The Town Hall Theatre.

Free Admission

. 7.30 - 9.30pm

Richard Dubugnon: Mikroncerto, op. 37 for Oboe d’Amore, Basset Clarinet and Piano
Jose Franch-Ballester (clarinet), Nicholas Daniel (oboe) and Leon McCawley (piano)

Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata, opus 19
Hugh Tinney (piano) and Guy Johnston (cello)


Brahms: Piano Quartet no. 2 in A Major
Wu Qian (piano), Sophia Jaffé (violin), Sarah McElravy (viola) and Guy Johnston (cello)

Tickets: €30

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. 10.30 - 11.15pm

Thea Musgrave: Niobe (1987)
Nicholas Daniel (oboe and tape recorder)

Beethoven: Piano Trio no. 5 in D Major "Ghost"
Sitkovetsky Trio

Tickets: €10. Free Admission for Students & Under 18's

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Sunday 8th September

Westport House

. 11.30am - 12.30pm

Wynton Marsalis: Creole Contradanzas, Blue Lights on the Bayou, Hellbound Highball from String Quartet No. 1 “At the Octoroon Balls" (2005)
Simply Quartet

Mozart: Adagio K. 370
Simply Quartet with Nicholas Daniel (Cor Anglais)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135
Simply Quartet

Tickets: €20

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Westport Town Hall Theatre

. Sean Staunton Suite: 2 - 3pm

Lecture: This year we continue our theme of investigating instruments and the materials used to make them. Nicholas Daniel will discuss the wood used in making oboes as well as issues concerning sustainability and agencies such as The Forestry Stewardship Council.

Free Admission

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Holy Trinity Church

. 3.30 - 5.30pm

Erwin Schulhof: Duo for Violin and Cello
Sophia Jaffé (violin) and Guy Johnston (cello)

Bach: Selection from Goldberg Variations (arr. Sitkovetsky)
Isang Enders (cello), Mia Cooper (violin) and Sarah McElravy (viola)

Erik Satie: A New Satisfaction from the Gymnopedie (arr. Stephen Koncz)
Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Sarah McElravy (viola), Isang Enders (cello) and Sophia Jaffé (violin)

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K. 581
Simply Quartet and José Franch-Ballester (clarinet)

Tickets: €25

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Season Tickets: €150

Audience members who book a season ticket (all events in programme) can avail of a €20 discount.

All ticket bookings can be made at The Town Hall Theatre, Westport Tel: 098 28459 and on this page from June onwards.